ERIC Number: ED158688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Academic Program Offerings on the Desegregation Process of the Maryland Postsecondary Education Institutions.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Maryland postsecondary institutions were examined to determine duplication of academic programs and possible impacts on student desegregation. The Fall 1975 Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) was used to categorize the academic programs offered by the public and private institutions. Undergraduate programs that are duplicated by schools in a region of the state are listed; master and doctoral level programs were generally not duplicated within the major regions of the state. Black students tended to enroll at higher than expected rates in general social sciences, education, and data processing programs whether these were duplicated or unique programs. They tended to enroll at lower than expected rates in engineering, physical sciences, and biological science programs. It appears that factors other than unique academic offerings attract other-race students. An explanation of the analysis and a description of results are presented in detail in appendices. The racial composition of students in higher education programs by geographic regions are presented for public and private institutions. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, College Desegregation, College Programs, College Students, Coordination, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Demand, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Integration Studies, Majors (Students), Needs Assessment, Racial Distribution, Racial Integration, School Surveys, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Note: A report of the Committee to Study the Extent of Duplication of Academic Programs in the Maryland Public Higher Education Institutions; Best copy available